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gap that's there was widened by the great display put on by some of the speakers, from michelle obama to ledbetter. they were all substantive. i don't see it the way charles season. i know where those glasses. >> i caught up with mark shields on the hot, crowded streets of charlotte. >> democrats have to make a choice. if it is a referendum on whether barack obama has done a good job, they are in trouble. >> what are you going to do for us for the next four years? did we get any answer to that? >> i was absolutely stunned. that was one of the andes speeches i've ever heard on a national stage. -- emptiest speeches i've ever heard on the national stage. incidentally, if he is so proud of his record, his three great legislative attempts -- obamacare, a stimulus, cap-and- trade -- no mention whatsoever in the speech. he cannot speak about his past, his own agenda, and when he talked about the future, he pulled numbers out of had. 100,000 new teachers, 600,000 people working and natural gas, 2 million people on retraining. these are numbers invented. he did not explain once. he did not sa
. the early nights were very strong. there was -- michelle obamaways -- michelle obama's speech went out well in the hall and outside as well. president obama was nolt quite the president obama that many thought he might be. the rhetoric was not soaring. but in many ways, the speech was similar to what he did in 2008. it talked about what he wants to do in the future. but most it was i want to frame this choice in a way that's most helpful to me and most damaging to governor romney. and i think that while the speech didn't get great reviews, the people i talked to today about it think that he did what he needed to do in terms of reaching specific audiences with specific messages. gwen: i went through the speech while he was delivering it last night, peter, and counted i think 19 times he used that formulation "choice" or "choose." he likes that, doesn't he? >> it's become the mantra of this year. and looking at this speech versus the one four years ago when he used the word "promise" 40 times and this this is -- that was the time of promise this is a franchise and a choice of two as he sees i
will emphasize the major themes of president obama's reselection campaign captured by firstç lady michele obamaand we'll bailiff you tt with -- bring you that with other speeds. >san antonio mayor julio castro plus other major speeches tonight. on-line you can find our 24 hour live stream coverage events inside and outside the hall. >> ifill: let's get started right down to the floor to ray suarez who will be with us tonight and the rest of the conventions. ray suare. >> suarez: we will hear from senate majority leader harry reid of november and house minority leader nancy pelosi of california. later on there will be video tributes, the first to fermenter president jimmy carter and one to the late senator edward kennedy of massachusetts. and of course much later tonight as judy mentioned, the keynote from the 37 year old mayor of san antonio texas, hoolian julit trocastroand michelle obama, tht lady of the united states. >> woodruff: mark shields and draifd brooks were with us last weak in tampa and they are here with us in charlotte. what does this line up tonight say to you what the de
just thought that-- i thought michelle obama hit it out of the park glent contrast the rest of night. there were a lot of tough speech, harry reid, deval patrick. they came out to the jugular, and then michelle obama could fill in the rest of the gaps. >> you're electing someone, we're going to spend four more years with these people and after this speech, i think a lot of people will say, yeah, i think i. the one kavil-- >> the one what. >> i don't know if you used that word right. is the speech has reinforces something we've heard all night, which was how much the crowd goes crazy and how passionate they are about abortion and gay marriage and the social issues. and tonight has been about that. and to me it should have been a lot more about economics, growth, and debt. and that better be the job of day two and day three because they did not do it here. >> woodruff: mark, do you agree that's a mistake. >> i will say this, barack obama and the democrats have to come out of this convention with something on bowles-simpson, something that says this is how we're moving forward. this is
campaign captured by firstç lady michele obamaand we'll bailiff you tt with -- bring you that with other speeds. >san antonio mayor julio castro plus other major speeches tonight. on-line you can find our 24 hour live stream coverage events inside and outside the hall. >> ifill: let's get started right down to the floor to ray suarez who will be with us tonight and the rest of the conventions. ray suare. >> suarez: we will hear from senate majority leader harry reid of november and house minority leader nancy pelosi of california. later on there will be video tributes, the first to fermenter president jimmy carter and one to the late senator edward kennedy of massachusetts. and of course much later tonight as judy mentioned, the keynote from the 37 year old mayor of san antonio texas, hoolian julit trocastroand michelle obama, tht lady of the united states. >> woodruff: mark shields and draifd brooks were with us last weak in tampa and they are here with us in charlotte. what does this line up tonight say to you what the democrats, what barack obama wants to accomplish
clinton had to say. bill clinton hit a home run, michelle obama hit a home run. now it's barack obama to carry it forward. he can't get by with a ground ruled double tonight. he these hit a home run. i mean, they've set a bar that is that high. i mean, there have been two exceptional nights, michelle obama and bill clinton. and while david and i were quite admiring of governor christie in tampa, there was nobody at the republican event that established anything to the same standard, i think, that barack obama needs to do. >> ifill: the republican campaign officials told me that the first night with michelle obama was supposed to be about heart and values and the second night was the prosecution and what's tonight supposed to be about with the president? >> i hope it's about the future. it better be. as you say, we know about what's in him, we saw the argument against the republicans, i went back and read the speech this morning and when i was looking for what the future was going to be, there was nothing. there was one sentence. so that better be what this is about. a candidate for of
. >> first lady, michelle obama, made a surprise appearance, calling on this important demographic to get out the vote. >> all on the line. >> away from the convention floor, dozens of events focused on women. despite a counter demonstration on the streets of charlotte, planned parenthood rallied women and men for the cause. >> i think none of us ever imagined in this presidential election literally planned parenthood would be on the ballot when you have a candidate, president obama has been a supporter of women's health and a strong supporter of planned parenthood and mitt romney pledged to get rid of planned parenthood. for women what happened? president obama and the democratic party have a table of inclusiveness. everyone has a right to be seated at the table. in this instance planned parenthood has been a frontline first responder for young women, for poor women and access to healthcare. >> many of the women at the convention say they believe if more women were elected, women's health would not be an issue. hunt, head of political parity told me that will require a critical mass of women
had nothing but tuna fish. oh yeah? michelle obama said we were so poor that barack's shoes didn't fit. oh yeah? we were so poor we had to eat off the ironing board. oh yeah? we were so poor barack's rusted car, you could see through the floor. oh yeah? three of our yachts are leaking. no comedian wanst obama to win. we'll vote for obama. we want mitt romney. i personally gave him advice. just relax. be one of your cell. >> we will see you next week. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> for a transcript of this broadcast, just log on to -- >> "inside washington" is brought to you by -- the american federation of government employees. afge.org. vo:geico, committed to providing service to its auto insurance customers for over 70 years. more information on auto insurance at geico.com or 1-800-947-auto any time of the day or night. where are you going?
's sister. he is michelle obama's brother. >> from the great state of hawaii, i'm maya soetoro, an educator, mother of two and proud to be barack obama's little sister. [cheering and applause] >> i'm craig robinson, michelle obama's big brother, father of four and head coach of oregon state university's men's basketball team. any seven footers out there, give me a call. >> craig and i come from different states. we've had different upbringings and, as you can see, we have different perspectives on the world. >> but no matter how different we may seem, we share a set of values our parents gave us. values the same in chicago as they are in honolulu. a willingness to work hard, a commitment to education and the responsibility to look out for each other. they're the values at the core of how barack and michelle have lived their lives, raised our nieces and led this country as president and first lady of the united states. >> four years ago at this convention, i spoke with you all about how barack and i didn't grow up with much in the way of wealth, but we were blessed with a mother who taught u
:what is the dynamic of michelle obama and barack. >> what's fascinating is how it changed in the white house. when you were interveeg the president on cbs i was struck by what he said had happened though his relationship in the white house. it was consistent when i had heard which is the white house does tend to draw presidential couples together. the pressure is extraordinary. only person you can trust let down your guard with. obamas such enormous challenges. before the white house they had more of a dialectic. this was fascinate bg their relationship. the president believed politics could be a vehicle for change and the political life could be livable. the first lady did not believe that politics was a valid viable way of creating social change, that political life was livable. all these years it's almost like their marriage is an extended debate where they're trying to figure out the answer to those questions. she, i think, has been converted. michelle obama who hesitated about moving to the white house, who felt unease with politics had a rough first year behind-the-scenes as first lady. has foun
have a funny question for you after listening to nancy pelosi speak now and thinking back on michelle obama last night talking about being the mom and she nancy pelosi introduced herself as a mother and a grandmother. and we saw her daughter and granddaughter in the crowd. is it possibly a strong, efficient, accomplished political woman anymore without saying you are a mom first? >> i am not a mom. i guess it is -- absolutely. but i have to laugh about all the times where nancy pelosi has described her leadership in terms of motherhood and in terms of being a woman. and i think it does make her a powerful leader. and i think my life experiences that i bring to the job everyday also make me a strong leader. >> and can i follow-up. michelle obama could have told an alternative story that she went to princeton, she went to harvard law and became a successful lawyer. she went to the chicago hospital system making $300,000 a year. top 1%. it was a successful career story. and she probably had doubts about leaving that behind. why is that not possible to tell that story? >> well, it is poss
, i would say romney, obama that was sort of a tie but the clinton speech was excellent. the michelle obama was excellent. i think if you take the two conventions, you look at a party, you have doubts about the republicans now. and the republican convention looks worse in retrospect because i'd say that because they did not champion and make a case for all the policies that have been seriously attacked here. given a week i would give a slight advantage to the democrats. >> mark. >> the democrats won desitessively the first two nights and the third night as well. disaifd's right the republicans are going to pay a price for a content-free convention. basically a content-free. this was not content-free. >> ifill: back to washington richard norton smith, without it falling on how, how did it look. >> a confetti free assessment. i would agree with david. i don't think we saw anything new or revealing about the president tonight but what we did see revealed tonight was the democratic strategy. up until now the assumption has been that this is an election, a referendum upon the performance
first lady michelle obama addressing the convention. >> ifill: ray suarez is down there among the delegates where he'll be everyday and every night all week. ray? >> suarez: gwen and judy, the convention, as harry noted, was gaveled into order by debbie wasserman schultz and will turn to official business and housekeeping but now as official t official delegates are making their way into the hall it's well and truly under way with a parade of speakers including the first woman bishop of the african methodist episcopal church, the leader of the international service employees international union, mary kay henry, and the first woman three-star general in the u.s. army, claudia kennedy. it's interesting, they get to make the rebuttal case as the republican had their convention last week but you can already hear a mirror image of america being presented by the speakers of this convention. earlier financial journalists and author andrew tobias spoke of the democrats' support for same-sex marriage, which was widely deplored last week in tampa and earlier one of the secretaries of th
presidential nominee, and that a close election goes to the president. today first lady michelle obama visited a gathering of latino delegates and elected officials. >> all of our ciz deser
. the bottom line what i see is bill clinton gave a great speech. michelle obama gave a very personal and good speech for her husband. president obama is will give a wonderful speech tonight he is very good. and at the end of the day this is what happen what matters. monday we have the announcement that gas prices doubled and we have the highest labor in the country. and we have the highest deficit. when the speeches are done tonight tomorrow we will get the jobs report and it will show 43 months in a row over 8% unemployment. 23 million americans are out of work. at the end of the day, the speakers are nice and this is a serious election in serious times. and it comes down to whether or not president obama's policies have worked and when you look at the numbers by any real measure you have to say they have not worked. >> so the campaign seemed to be painting two different visions of america. based on perhaps similar experiences that people have undergone over the last couple of years. the romney campaign says perhaps are you not better off than you were four years ago and the obama campaign i
comes down around 11:00 p.m. eastern. speakers to watch tomorrow for include first lady michelle obama and san antonio mayor julian castro who will deliver the keynote address. >> ifill: again, the major developments of the day: as democrats arrived in charlotte, president obama again criticized republican mitt romney for opposing the auto industry bailout in 2009. later, the president toured hurricane damage in louisiana. romney issued a labor day statement, saying too many americans still don't know when they'll find work and start getting pay checks again. and the new head of the international red cross arrived in syria, urging greater humanitarian access to civilians caught in the fighting. and that's the "newshour" for tonight. i'm gwen ifill >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. we'll see you online and again here tomorrow evening. thank you and good night. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: and the william and flora hewlett foundation, working to solve social and environmental problems at home and around the world. and with the ongoing support of these instit
in this country, the party out across the country of everyday folks like michelle obama's parents, working paycheck to paycheck. and then there's the washington democratic club, the corporate lawyers, the lobbyists, the wall streeters, like robert rubin and peter orszag." and i was wondering, as i watched, if obama wins reelection, which party goes back to the white house with him? the party of the country or the party of the club? >> well, we certainly hope it will be the party of the country, the party of 25 million americans without any jobs, the party of people struggling to keep their heads above water, the party of the people who want to see health care for all of us. but there is no question, bill, of the enormous impact that big money has, certainly on the republican party, but on the democratic party as well. and i fear very much that unless we galvanize public opinion, unless we create the kind of progressive grassroots movement the big money interest will continue to dominate. >> tell me how that money works. i mean, you've been on the inside 20-some-odd years, as i sit. how doe
and showcase their candidate. the much anticipated line-up of speakers includes first lady michelle obama and former president bill clinton. the convention concludes on thursday with vice president joe biden and finally the president and his acceptance speech. joining me now in charlotte, mark halperin, the editor at large for "time" magazine. >> welcome. i need to introduce to you-- i need not introduce to you this program and this audience but it is a good way to start, you know. tell me what ought to come out of this convention? what should the democrats hope to accomplish in the same way the republicans hope to do two things, one is to define the good things and the likable things about mitt romney and at the same time, suggest to those democrats who like barack obama but might be willing to change why they should change. >> i think from talk together democrats, both those working for the president and other smart democrats i think there is three broad things. one is to put the frame on mitt romney, the negative frame on him in a way that does not seem mean-spirited, that does not see
, a people who want to have hillary clinton's lifestyle, michelle obama, barack owe bam marks elizabeth warren. grew up middle class. >> charlie:but the bluff collar worker in that category. >> depends what category. the white is in the republican cat gor i looking at this convention the democrats have given up on that demographic. eeght those there goes back to the scott irish culture in the sent century individual, self-reliance, competitive toughness. they say who is like me, who is competitive individually self-reliant lie yant? the reapness probably do more of that. m ohio valley where a hot of scots irish those people tend to vote republican on a working class. john kerry lost by 23 percentage points. barack by 18 percentage points. >> charlie:do you believe the american people want to be talked to in a way that says these are the hard realities? this is the way the world is working now. we're in a bad place and we need to do something on the revenue side. we need tie tack this problem and i need you to support me in that effort. we're in this boat together. >> if you ask me as
night i want a man who had the good sense to marry michelle obama. [ applause ] i want barack obama to be the next president of the united states. and i proudly nominate him to be the standard bearer of the democratic party. [ cheering and applause ] now folks, in tampa a few days ago we heard a lot of talk about how the president, the democrats don't really believe in free enterprise, how we want everybody to be dependent on the government. how bad we are for the economy, this republican narrative, alternative universe says that everyone of us in this room who amounts to anything we're all completely self centered. one of the greatest chairman the democratic party ever had, bob strauss, used to say that every politician wants every vote tore believe he was born in a log cabin he built himself. but strauss admitted, it ain't so. we democrats, we think the country works better with a strong middle class, with real opportunities for poor folks to work their way in to it with relentless focus on the future with business and government actually working together to promote growth. and br
speculation how tough it's going to be for president obama to talk. >> i would say, two big features, michelle, clinton better than anything the republicans offer. >> ifill: we'll be back tomorrow night we'll follow next of this which is president barack obama. this ends our coverage of this second night of the democratic national convention. it is charlotte, north carolina, the convention has begun now the roll call of the states. we're going to leave you but you can watch the entire proceeding on our ve stream. i'm gwenn ifill. >> woodruff: i'm judy woodruff. good night. vo:geico, committed to providing service to its auto insurance customers for over 70 years. more information on auto insurance at geico.com or 1-800-947-auto any time of the day or night. >> c charlie:welcome to the program tonight from charlotte, north carolina, the site of the democratic national convention he. we begin this evening request jack lew. ''s the chief of staff for president obama. >> different styles president obama will tend to come in a quite tight lawyerly way. president clinton likes to hear mo
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